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Climate change effects on vegetation in the Pacific Northwest: a review, synthesis, and analysis of the current scientific literature and vegetation models

Dates

Start Date
2010
End Date
2012

Contacts

Funding Agency :
USFS PNW Station
Principal Investigator :
Becky Kerns, David W. Peterson

Purpose

(1 Survey and analyze etrueisting scientific knowledge (and speculation) about vegetation responses to past and future climatic changes, with emphasis on major vegetation types of the Pacific Northwest; (2) Synthesize information for each of the major vegetation types (biomes) of Washington and Oregon; 3) Provide information about the vulnerability of vegetation to climate change and about potential climate-induced vegetation changes; and 4) Identify knowledge gaps and uncertainty in the scientific information and evaluate the utility and appropriate uses of vegetation simulation model output for use in natural resource planning efforts, given model assumptions and uncertainty.

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typeObjectives
value1) Survey and analyze existing scientific knowledge (and speculation) about vegetation responses to past and future climatic changes, with emphasis on major vegetation types of the Pacific Northwest; 2) Synthesize information for each of the major vegetation types (biomes) of Washington and Oregon; 3) Provide information about the vulnerability of vegetation to climate change and about potential climate-induced vegetation changes; and 4) Identify knowledge gaps and uncertainty in the scientific information and evaluate the utility and appropriate uses of vegetation simulation model output for use in natural resource planning efforts, given model assumptions and uncertainty.

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agendas
nameNorthwest CSC Agenda
themes
nameClimate Science & Modeling
number1
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nameResponse of Physical Systems to Climate Change
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nameResponse of Biological Systems to Climate Change
number3
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nameVulnerability and Adaptation
number4
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nameMonitoring and Observation Systems
number5
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nameData, Infrastructure, Analysis, and Modeling
number6
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nameCommunication of Science Findings
number7
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urlhttp://www.doi.gov/csc/northwest/upload/NW-CSC-Science-Agenda-2012-2015.pdf

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